statement

statement

I am an oil painter intrigued by space and the vast biological existence inside and around us all. I imagine capturing energy stills from observing active forms floating and growing in ambiguous spaces or slices of matter with unknown origins delicately placed in a Petri dish. I'm creating my own science-fiction by bringing to life these mysterious biomorphic Liquidscapes and strange nebulous worlds through translucent abstract compositions on canvas.

My paintings are executed with free hand brush work using fine-lined-edge techniques, to create the illusion of motion. I use mostly vibrant colors to beautify the subject of perhaps disturbed blood, super charged or agitated cellular bodies, whimsical parasites, germy little beings mixing with odd plant life or even stellar cosmic events. I also paint in many layers that weave together to imply a real depth of space where these stylized characters can wander around harmoniously or stack like stones of a cairn marking a path as they create new strands of strange DNA. I even like to imagine alien fluids running on a glassy surface the way rain scatters on a windshield or maybe dew slipping off a locust wing. These kinetic and succulent shapes are never contained or defined by the edges of the canvas; their mystical worlds are either bound by unseen flesh, or perhaps by nothing at all and wondering free in a far off galaxy… or MAYBE in your own leftover bathtub water....

Painting is the best form of therapy for me and I hope this work will be stimulating for you as well! I want each piece to captivate, taunt, and seduce you – inviting you to step into the unknown and letting your mind run wild with positive visual energy. My work has been described as "what the world of Dr. Seuss might look like under a microscope!" This statement makes me feel that the work is having precisely the effect I intend!

~ Amandda Leigh Tirey 2016